During March-April 2015 Ukraine began the research within statistical subarea 48.2 in accordance with the recommendations of CCAMLR-XXXIII. The certain number of the following bottom long line surveys are proposed to be conducted during March-April 2016. The research surveys will be conducted by the Ukrainian flagged FV SIMEIZ. The data collected in first year of the research showed the possibility of demarcation of investigated area on two blocks - Northern and Southern by the Dissostichus spp. habitat. Proposed to change the design of the research survey to reach the purpose of 3-years investigation.
Dr Leonid Pshenichnov (Ukraine)